Sunday, April 30, 2017

   Waking up this morning anchored off of Little St Simons Island we are finally in territory we haven't visited before.  (Though the water, and swamp grass islands look a lot like what we've been traveling in)  We have been traveling as fast as we can (8 mph with the current or wind behind us)  to make up for all the time we spent in boat yards, Also we covered most of this territory when we brought the boat to Ft Myers from St Simons Island, GA in the fall.  So I'll just highlight some of our stops.
      After getting back from Hong Kong I got the news that John had found some people to do the work we needed to get done and we would be staying there a little longer.  We were docked in downtown Ft Lauderdale at spring break so it should be fun!  The first week I made the best of it. We saw a  great production of the musical "Big River".   We'll be making that trip down the Mississippi  later on. The restaurant and theater were both a short walk from our marina.   An amazing concert by "The Ten Tenors" and Australian group took care of my cultural needs. Of course there's always golf and we played some great courses all over the Ft Lauderdale area. Bicycling was tough with all the traffic, but I found some good parks.
       In the next week it became apparent that we would be in Ft. L for longer than we thought since parts were hard to get.  I found the beach, not impressed.  But did try an afternoon at the horse races in Hollywood.

The name of the racecourse was Pegasus and this enormous statue was at the entrance.
      When it became obvious that the parts were coming from Japan and would take a while John decided to leap frog the work and get to the boatyard where we could take the boat out of the water and get some other work done to complete the electronics upgrade.  But we couldn't drive the boat!  It turns out our Boat US Towing insurance will tow from dock to boatyard as part of the service.  Hopefully that was our first and last tow job.

      More golf, a few bike rides a wonderful Easter morning golf game on a beautiful course with no other people and a magnificent Easter brunch on the patio and we were finally on our way on April 20.  We only had enough daylight for about 20 miles to DelRay but I wasn't for staying another night in the boat yard.

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